Tag Archives: Antivirus

Important ESET product updates available (Feb. 8, 2024)

[German]Short information for administrators who use ESET Endpoint Antivirus/Security under Windows. The manufacturer has released an important product update for its Windows product line, which should be installed immediately. The update fixes a vulnerability that will not be disclosed in … Continue reading

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Avira Security Software breaks Windows 10/11 (Dec. 2023)

[German]Brief information for readers who maintain systems running Avira security software under Windows. A reader has just informed me by e-mail that since last Friday he has been receiving various customers whose Avira security software is paralyzing systems running Windows … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

Allegedly malicious notifications from teams through Defender ZAP

[German]I would like to ask the administrators among the readership if anyone else is experiencing the effect mentioned here. An administrator contacted me because he has been getting reports of supposedly corrupt notifications from Teams for days. In use is … Continue reading

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Splashtop Streamer v3.5.6.0 generates high CPU and IO load due to antivirus software

A note for users of Splashtop Streamer software (is integrated into management tools like NinjaRMM) who wonder about high CPU and IO load on their machines. The cause could be the antivirus software in use, which wants to scan log … Continue reading

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Can antivirus software protect Windows 11 from ransomware? (Jan. 2023)

[German]This is an exciting question that many users are certainly asking themselves: Can current antivirus software actually protect Windows 11 against current ransomware? AV-TEST GmbH wanted to find out and unleashed a series of known ransomware samples on Windows 11 … Continue reading

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Trend Micro Apex One: Patch Critical Vulnerabilities (Sept. 2022)

[German]Trend Micro warns of various vulnerabilities, including a remote execution vulnerability (RCE), in its security solution Trend Micro Apex One. This vulnerability in the endpoint security solution is said to be already exploited. However, Trend Micro has released an update … Continue reading

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Sophos InterceptX/Endpoint Protection Installer bug fixes (July 31, 2022)

[German]Quick note for administrators running Sophos InterceptX or Endpoint Protection on their Windows clients and servers. There was an installation problem there because a certificate was found to be faulty – caused trouble when reinstalling. Sophos was aware of the … Continue reading

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Trend Micro Security Solutions: Roll Back Registry Changes After False Alert (May 2, 2022)

[German]On May 2th/3th 2022, a false positive alert occurred from Trend Micro Apex One as well as Worry Free Business Security (security solutions), which classified the file msedge_200_percent.pak from Edge 101.0.1210.32 under Windows as malware/Trojan. The problem was fixed by … Continue reading

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10-year-old vulnerabilities in Avast and AVG put millions of users at risk

[German]Security researchers at Sentinel One have discovered two serious vulnerabilities in Avast and AVG's security products that have been around for 10 years and put millions of users at risk. The vulnerabilities are in Avast's anti-rootkit driver (which is also … Continue reading

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Microsoft Defender falsely detected Office updates as ransomware activity (03/16/2022)

[German]It looks like a classic false positive that Microsoft Defender pulled yesterday (Wednesday, March 16, 2022). If you suddenly had Microsoft Office updates quarantined as ransomware on your systems, you were affected by this case. Advertising

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